Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Chris Matthews was stabbed last weekend, according to Elisha Dacey from Global News.
Matthews, 29, was at La Roca on Smith Street when the incident happened Saturday night. Matthews was taken to hospital and has since been released.
Matthews was at Bombers practice on Monday, but he wasn’t made available to the media.
Mike O’Shea was brief today regarding the Chris Matthews report of being stabbed at a bar on Saturday night. Asked if Matthews is OK, O’Shea said yes. Matthews participated in practice today. #Bombers pic.twitter.com/yQl8sDCb48
— Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming) July 22, 2019
Ted Wyman from the Winnipeg Sun contacted the Winnipeg police department.
Police spokesperson Rob Carver said police were called to a disturbance at about 2:10 a.m., Sunday morning. There was a fight in the bar and someone suffered an injury. Police would not confirm that someone was stabbed and said no charges are expected to be laid.
“Definitely no charges will come from this,” Carver said.
Can report Chris Matthews suffered puncture wound during altercation at La Roca. It's not clear what made wound, but whatever it was, police did not consider it serious enough to lay charges. La Roca spokesperson said it was "prematurely reported as a stabbing." #Bombers #CFL
— Ted Wyman (@Ted_Wyman) July 23, 2019
Winnipeg beat Ottawa on Friday night at IG Field to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 1960. Matthews was left off the team’s depth chart with a finger injury suffered against the same Redblacks in Week 4, it’s caused him to miss two games.
The 29-year-old played in his first game of the 2019 season during Week 3 game against the Edmonton Eskimos recording two catches for 16 yards – there was a long play wiped out by penalty. Prior to leaving the contest in the nation’s capital on July 5, Matthews had one grab for 10 yards.
Matthews had been dealing with a lower body injury which caused him to miss Winnipeg’s Week 1 win in B.C. He signed a three-year contract with the Bombers in May. Matthews originally broke into the CFL with Winnipeg in 2012 and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie that season.
It seems Matthews avoided serious injury following the incident at the Winnipeg establishment.